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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blog tour stop for Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad with bonus review!

Making Waves: A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers) 
Spirited Heroine Will Win Readers’ Hearts in New Series
Set in 1895, readers will be whisked away to the adventures and romance of Lake Manawa

About the book:

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father's name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart--even if it means abandoning the family she loves? Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the LAKE MANAWA SUMMERS series.

My review:

Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad is a delightful historical romance in a unique setting. I enjoyed the sailing theme and the sexy sailing instructor, Trip, in particular. I found the details about the lake were just enough to make me feel the spray of water hitting my face and the heat of the sun warming my back. This author has a way with words that really pulled into the setting.

The theme about truthfulness in the story was well done. I appreciated the way the author showed all levels of dishonesty and how they can damage relationships. Even the tiniest of white lies. I smiled numerous times while reading this novel because some of the scenes were so poignant. This was a sweet romance with just enough sizzle and heart-pounding moments to keep me anticipating the next scene. And the next. And the next.

Trip was an awesome hero. He had his lovable, protective moments, and he also had his stereotypical male moments when he reacted to what he saw as rejection, which made him even sexier to me. I could sense the attraction between Trip and Marguerite developing and felt it sparking when they were close to each other.

I loved how Marguerite responded to each situation. She was spunky and adorable, and overall a very likable heroine even with her flaws. I also enjoyed the hint of mystery to the story and couldn't stop reading when things started coming to a head and getting slowly exposed. Bottom line... this was a fantastic read. I am definitely reading more books by this author in the future.

I have had a real stroke of luck lately when it comes to good books. So many good ones out there, and it seems like most of them I've read this month!

About the author: 

Lorna Seilstad is a history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in and draws her setting from Iowa. This is her first novel.


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Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. 

Blew me away

1 comment:

Diane said...

Love the cover art too! :O)

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